Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hopinions: To Blog, or Not to Blog, that is the Question

On this iteration of Hopinions, I actually wanted to take a step back away from craft beer and talk about blogging. This is after all what Mario and I do; this is the medium that we are choosing to express … Continue reading

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2011 National Homebrew Conference Recap – Day 2

Day 2 of the 2011 National Homebrew Conference (NHC) started off a little late for Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I. Unlike many of our fellow homebrewers, we only purchased the “NHC Social Package” and weren’t able to attend any of the … Continue reading

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2011 Gordon Biersch Sommerbrau Tapping Party Recap

If you’re a fan of this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been a fan of the Gordon Biersch tapping parties whenever they have them. Gordon Biersch is my local, it’s the craft brewery I drank at before I even knew … Continue reading

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Allagash Black and White Tasting at Harry’s Hofbrau Recap

Harry’s Hofbrau is not the first thing that comes up when you think of craft beer. Big chunks of corned beef? Check! Savory cuts of pastrami with flavorful sides? Check! Belgian-style ales? Check! Wait, what? Harry’s Hofbrau is slowly making … Continue reading

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2011 National Homebrew Conference Recap – Part 1

Once Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I heard that the National Homebrew Conference (NHC) was going to be held in San Diego, we wasted little time in booking our lodgings for our time here. Despite getting such an early jump on the … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner at California Café featuring Firestone Walker Recap

Unable to attend this last dinner because Mrs. BetterBeerBlog and I were in San Diego for the 33rd Annual National Homebrewers Conference, I asked my good friends Jason and Crystal from www.wedshare.com to fill in for me and pen a guest … Continue reading

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2011 AHA National Homebrew Conference

This Thursday marks the beginning of the 33rd Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Conference. If you think about it, 33 years is a long time, by any measure, for a conference to be continuously run. Especially a conference for … Continue reading

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Brewmasters Dinner at California Café featuring Firestone Walker Brewing Company

In a previous blog post, I lamented on how not enough people are taking advantage of the culinary brilliance that is Chef Pettyjohn’s work. I spoke of how California Café’s series of Brewmaster’s Dinners provide some of the best value … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Stein’s Market & Deli

Stein Market and Deli wasn’t even on my radar. This place came recommended to my by my friends, and fellow SF Bay Area Beer Bloggers, Steve and Gail from Beer by Bart. Stein’s Market and Deli is a Jewish and … Continue reading

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Brewmaster’s Dinner at California Café featuring Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Recap

Now that the subZERO Festival is over, I can now resume some of the blog posts I had intended to write but had tabled so that I could concentrate on the festival. Wow, what an experience! I learned a lot … Continue reading

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